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At least 17 people killed in Ethiopia during unrest over Sidama autonomy: local official

20 Jul 2019

ADDIS ABABA At least 17 people have been killed in clashes between Ethiopian security forces and activists seeking a new autonomous region for their Sidama ethnic group, according to a local official and hospital authorities.

Unrest over autonomy bid kills four in Ethiopia's Hawassa city

19 Jul 2019

ADDIS ABABA Four protesters died of gunshot wounds suffered in clashes between Ethiopian security forces and activists seeking a new autonomous region for their Sidama ethnic group based in the southern city of Hawassa, hospital authorities said on Friday.

Ethiopia averts confrontation as party delays plan for new region

19 Jul 2019

HAWASSA/ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia A potentially bloody confrontation between Ethiopia's federal government and a minority community was averted on Thursday when a political party postponed plans to set up a new region for the Sidama people in defiance of central authorities in Addis Ababa.

Ethiopia premier's aide named to lead restive Amhara region

15 Jul 2019

ADDIS ABABA Ethiopia's Amhara Democratic Party (ADP) named the security adviser to Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed as head of the restive Amhara region on Monday after his predecessor was killed in a violent attempt to seize power there.

Regional power grab attempt causes rare discord in Ethiopia coalition

12 Jul 2019

ADDIS ABABA A failed regional coup in Ethiopia has exposed rare divisions in the alliance that has dominated the country for three decades, with two of the four ethnic parties that form the ruling coalition trading insults in a public feud.

Families and Ethiopian farmers feel in the dark over Boeing's aid offer

12 Jul 2019

GARA-BOKKA, Ethiopia/NAIROBI A week after Boeing Co offered $100 million (£79.83 million) to help families and communities affected by the deadly crashes of its 737 MAX planes in Ethiopia and Indonesia, affected farmers in Ethiopia, victims' relatives and the Kenyan and Ethiopian governments say they have not heard anything about the funds. | Video

Ethiopia airs voice of alleged coup leader killed in crackdown

29 Jun 2019

ADDIS ABABA Ethiopia has released a recording of the state militia commander it says led a failed coup attempt last week in which dozens of people, including five top officials, were killed.

Amid Ethiopia unrest, Amhara political party spokesman arrested

28 Jun 2019

ADDIS ABABA Ethiopian authorities on Friday arrested the spokesman of a political party promoting the interests of the Amhara ethnic group, the party president said, in a move linked to what the government has described as a failed regional coup attempt.

Nearly 250 arrested in Ethiopia after foiled coup - state TV

28 Jun 2019

ADDIS ABABA Nearly 250 people have been arrested in Ethiopia's capital and the main city in its Amhara region since a coup attempt was foiled, state TV reported on Thursday.

Twin attacks threaten new Ethiopian government's reforms

27 Jun 2019

BAHIR DAR, Ethiopia The Baklaba and Cake cafe was heaving with customers when truck-loads of heavily armed men in fatigues rolled up across the road outside the local government headquarters in Ethiopia's Amhara region.

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